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What Is Addiction?$
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Don Ross, Harold Kincaid, David Spurrett, and Peter Collins

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262513111

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262513111.001.0001

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Measuring Dispositions to Bundle Choices

Measuring Dispositions to Bundle Choices

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(p.246) (p.247) 9 Measuring Dispositions to Bundle Choices
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What Is Addiction?
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David Spurrett

Ben Murrell

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262513111.003.0010

This chapter presents some encouraging empirical investigations on measuring dispositions to bundle choices, and considers a specific technical question regarding generating monetary choices for the purposes of investigating bundling. It concentrates on “real” experiments and empirical data that bear directly on bundling, and explores the evidence regarding the value of a series of rewards, precommittment, and precedent. The chapter indicates various ways in which addicts may differ from nonaddicts when George Ainslie’s proposal regarding how some of us resist temptation by bundling choices is approximately correct.

Keywords:   bundle choices, bundling, rewards, precommittment, precedent

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